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    • The Section of General Thoracic Surgery at the University of Kentucky is seeking a full-time, academic Thoracic Surgeon to join the Section of General Thoracic Surgery. This is a position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the clinical or tenure track title series and will include an academic appointment through the University of Kentucky, School of Medicine and an appointment at the on-site Lexington Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The candidate will join a growing practice, which focuses on lung, esophageal and mediastinal neoplasms through the NCCN designated Markey Cancer Center, benign thoracic disease including POEM, and complex and uncommon thoracic conditions. The candidate should have a strong interest in minimally invasive thoracic surgery including VATS or robotics for pulmonary surgery and laparoscopic approaches to esophageal disease. In addition, the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery supports two ACGME-accredited training pathways: traditional 2 year fellowship pathway and integrated 6 year pathway and enthusiastic participation in resident teaching is required.

      Candidates must be board eligible or board certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and have a demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and collegially to provide optimal multidisciplinary care for our patients. This position can be tailored to the academic interests of the candidate as the University of Kentucky offers excellent collaborators with expertise ranging from cutting-edge clinical trials to health services research to care for underserved populations.The University of Kentucky Albert Chandler Hospital is the top ranked hospital in Kentucky in the 2019 US News and World Report rankings. The Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network extends throughout the state offering opportunities for clinical and academic collaboration. The main hospital is located in downtown Lexington, Kentucky, which features beautiful horse farms, a thriving bourbon industry, an excellent public school system, a diverse culinary scene, and extensive cultural opportunities available through the large University of Kentucky campus and surrounding community.

      Interested candidates should submit a letter describing their clinical and academic interests and their CV to Shari Meyerson, MD at shari.meyerson@uky.edu.
      Posted 10/2/2019

    • Thoracic Surgeon is needed at St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Northern Kentucky/ Greater Cincinnati. St. Elizabeth Healthcare is seeking a full-time, dedicated (non-cardiac) Thoracic Surgeon to join our Thoracic Surgery division. Partner with two full-time thoracic surgeons and two physician assistants to care for a patient population including thoracic oncology patients (large percentage of lung cancer) as well as esophageal cases. Candidates for this position must be board certified/eligible by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and possess clinical skills in minimally invasive thoracic surgery. Robotic experience is preferred but not required. St. Elizabeth’s thoracic surgery program participates in the Society of Thoracic Surgery database. Teamwork with oncologists, pulmonologists, and radiologists exists through our oncology service line. Our lung cancer screening program is on track to perform 4,000+ scans in 2019. St. Elizabeth is building a new Cancer Center which is scheduled to open in 2020. The Center will offer a multi-disciplinary approach to cancer diagnosis and treatment. Our Cancer Program is affiliated with the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center, one of 69 NCI-designated cancer centers in the country. This affiliation provides St. Elizabeth expanded access to clinical trials, educational resources and research grants available to National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers. St. Elizabeth Healthcare is a four-hospital, 1,000 bed community health system in a market of 400,000 people. St. Elizabeth is home to a Family Medicine Residency Program and recently announced a partnership with the University of Kentucky and Northern Kentucky University to open a medical school. Through our affiliation with the Mayo Clinic Care Network, collaboration with Mayo Clinic physicians for clinical, educational and research purposes exists. Opportunities are also available for the surgeon to participate in our St. Elizabeth Clinical Research Institute. Base salary with opportunity to participate in incentives related to quality and programmatic initiatives commensurate with experience. Enjoy a competitive compensation and benefits package (including relocation assistance, malpractice, CME allowance and health benefits), a great place to live and work and a substantial referral base. St. Elizabeth’s main campus is located in Northern Kentucky, minutes from Downtown Cincinnati. This opportunity allows you to enjoy all the amenities of a major metropolitan area as well as natural charms of Northern Kentucky. This region boasts affordable costs of living, award-winning schools, college and professional sports, exceptional fine arts and the distinction of being sixth in the nation for its number of Fortune 500 Company headquarters. For inquiries about this opportunity, please contact Michele Kenner at Michele.Kenner@stelizabeth.com.
    • The Division of Thoracic Surgery at NYU Langone Health is offering a one year Advanced Minimally Invasive Robotic Thoracic Surgery Fellowship.  The fellowship is designed to provide intense exposure to minimally invasive thoracic surgery.  Opportunities for clinical research, presentations, and publications are available.  The fellowship is designed to train surgeons to become proficient in all aspects of robotic thoracic surgery, and to obtain the necessary skills to lead a robotic thoracic surgery program.  Our faculty perform complex robotic procedures that include segmentectomy, sleeve resections, and complex mediastinal and esophageal procedures.This fellowship (non-ACGME accredited) is designed for those individuals who have completed an ACGME accredited cardiothoracic surgery residency/fellowship and are Board Eligible by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.Our faculty has cumulatively performed over 3000 robotic thoracic procedures.   NYU Langone Health is a robotic center of excellence, our faculty have trained many thoracic surgeons in the United States as well as abroad.  Fellows will be often operating with visiting surgeons observing from all over the world and will participate in that training experience.The fellowship year aims to provide a transition from residency to practice with opportunity for growth as a young surgeon and clinician.  The fellow will be involved in all aspects of clinical work, multidisciplinary conferences, and will be encouraged to participate in clinical research endeavors for publication and presentation.Please send CV to: Beata Li (Beata.Li@nyulangone.org)
      Posted 3/11/2019
    • AdventHealth Wesley Chapel is currently seeking a full time General and Thoracic surgeon to join their team.  Qualified candidates must be Board Certified in Thoracic Surgery and have or be willing to obtain an unrestricted Florida medical license.AdventHealth Wesley Chapel is a State-of-the-Art facility located in the North East section of Tampa, FL.  Our campus currently has 8 OR’s and 2 dedicated Endo rooms hosting 2 DaVinci XI’s, an Ebus, O-Arm, Mako, Super D, Globus and Orbeye. We are currently building out 2 additional ORs and have space and plans for 3 more.  We have 2 Cath Labs, 1 specifically designed for EP, an excellent support staff and have been growing at an accelerated pace.Our Hospital is a CMS 4-5 Star Recipient for six consecutive years and has been recognized by US News & World Report as a High Performing Hospital.  Among our many awards and designations, we have been awarded a Leapfrog Grade A, Top Hospital Designation, Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence, a Women’s Choice Award recipient and a 2018 IBM Watson Health Top 100 Hospital.About Tampa/Wesley Chapel:
      Living in the Tampa Bay area is like being on vacation all year.  Tampa has a hip and vibrant cultural and social scene and has become a major arts destination, home of the renowned Salvador Dali Museum.  Tampa/St Petersburg boasts some of the world’s best beaches offering water sports of all kinds, dolphin watching cruises and some of the best sport fishing in the world.  Tampa is also home to three professional sports teams.  The NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers, MLB’s Tampa Bay Rays and of course the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning.Here is how others rank the Tampa area:

      • With a population of over 3 million, Tampa still has almost a 5% lower cost of living rate than the national average.
      • Forbes ranks Tampa Metro as #39 Nationally for Best Places for Business and Careers and #43 in Job Growth.
      • US News Ranks Tampa as #35 for Best Places to Live.

      For additional information, please contact the Manager of Business Development, Christy Johnson at 813-929-5062 or via email at Christy.Johnson@AdventHealth.com.
      Posted 2/27/2019

    • The University of Chicago’s Department of Surgery, Section of Cardiac & Thoracic Surgery, is searching for full-time faculty members at any rank. Applicants should have ability and interest in providing administrative and outreach effort associated with building a lung transplant program and background in cardiac or thoracic surgery. Other duties will include teaching and supervision of trainees and students, and scholarly activity. Academic rank and compensation (including a generous package of fringe benefits) are dependent upon qualifications. We especially welcome applicants with research interest and a career trajectory in lung transplant research who can obtain permanent and unrestricted Illinois licensure.Prior to the start of employment, qualified applicants must: 1) have a medical doctorate or equivalent, 2) hold or be eligible for medical licensure in the State of Illinois, and 3) be Board certified or eligible in American Board of Thoracic Surgery or equivalent certification. https://tinyurl.com/y9yfjzn6. Applicants must upload a CV and cover letter.Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University’s Notice of Nondiscrimination at http://www.uchicago.edu/about/non_discrimination_statement/. Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email ACOppAdministrator@uchicago.edu with their request.
    • The Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine is seeking a full time Cardiothoracic Surgeon to join an affiliated program at Blessing Hospital in Quincy IL.  The successful candidate will be board certified/eligible and will have experience in all aspects of adult cardiothoracic surgery.  Interest and ability in general thoracic surgery and vascular surgery is considered highly useful.  Proficiency in cardiac surgical techniques is also a desired attribute of the successful candidate.While the primary focus of this position will be clinical thoracic and vascular surgery, candidates must have the ability to perform cardiac surgery for coverage needs.  The ideal candidate will be an excellent clinician with a strong interest in developing a robust thoracic and vascular program in-and-around the Quincy community.  The surgeon will be an employee of Blessing Hospital with the opportunity for clinical appointment in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery along with access to the resources of Washington University School of Medicine.As part of Washington University Medical Center, one of the nation’s largest clinical and biomedical research facilities, the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery is one of the world’s largest, most experienced, cardiothoracic practices.  The faculty includes 21 cardiothoracic surgeons, 16 critical care anesthesiology intensivist, 5 laboratory-based investigators and two Emeritus professors.  Founded in 1920 the division has grown to over 4,500 adult cardiothoracic surgical procedures in 2014 and is dedicated to providing the highest quality and innovative care for patients while offering stimulating educational opportunities.Blessing Hospital, located in Quincy IL, is an affiliate program of the Division.  Blessing Hospital is the largest and most sophisticated medical center in a 100-mile radius, with a medical staff of more than 375 physicians and a team of more than 2,800 employees. As the regional leader in patient and family centered care, Blessing Hospital is committed to excellence.Blessing Hospital is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.
      If you are interested in becoming part of our nationally renowned team please send CV to Garrett Allen.E-mail: alleng@wudosis.wustl.edu
    • The Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine is seeking a full-time faculty member to join the Section of General Thoracic Surgery.  The successful candidate will be board certified/eligible and will have completed an ACGME thoracic surgery residency program. Interest and ability in lung transplantation is considered highly useful. Facility in minimally-invasive techniques is also a desired attribute of the successful candidate.While the primary focus of this position will be clinical thoracic surgery, candidates must have a strong commitment to the education of thoracic and general surgery residents.  The ideal candidate will be an excellent clinician with a strong interest in developing a translational or clinical research program within our Thoracic Oncology Multidisciplinary Group.As part of Washington University Medical Center, one of the nation’s largest clinical and biomedical research facilities, the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery is one of the world’s largest, most experienced, cardiothoracic practices.  The faculty includes 21 cardiothoracic surgeons, 16 critical care anesthesiology intensivist, 5 laboratory-based investigators and two Emeritus professors.  Founded in 1920 the division has grown to over 3,000 adult cardiothoracic surgical procedures in 2014 and is dedicated to providing the highest quality and innovative care for patients while offering stimulating educational opportunities for fellows.The division is housed on the campus of Barnes Jewish Hospital including 6 dedicated cardiothoracic surgery operating rooms, a 30-bed Cardiothoracic ICU and a 6-bed LVAD ICU.  Barnes-Jewish Hospital is part of BJC HealthCare, which is amongst the largest academically linked health systems in the country having 1,315 licensed beds with more than 161,584 inpatient admissions.  Committed to continued growth, BJC has initiated in a $320 million reorganization plan to make the medical center a friendlier place for patients to visit, with emphasis on accommodating their needs over the next 10 years.Washington University School of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.
      If you are interested in becoming part of our nationally renowned team please send CV to Garrett Allen.E-mail: alleng@wudosis.wustl.eduFax: 314-367-8459
    • The Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis is seeking a full-time pediatric cardiac surgeon, with a primary interest in Adult Congenital Heart Surgery, Pediatric Heart Failure/VAD Therapy and Pediatric Heart and Lung Transplantation, to begin immediately. The candidate must be board certified, board eligible or equivalent and able to obtain licensure in the State of Mo.The ideal candidate will have a proven track record with a minimum of 2 to 3 years of experience. Additionally, individuals with a strong interest in basic science research are encouraged to apply. The chosen candidate will be expected to work closely with two existing senior congenital surgeons, the Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) team and the Pediatric Heart Failure and Lung Transplant teams, to further develop the program academically and clinically. Preference will be given to individuals who bring unique skills, interests or qualifications to the current faculty in a complementary fashion.The congenital heart surgery program at Washington University in St. Louis is one of the oldest programs in the country and provides cardiothoracic surgical care to the state of Missouri and surrounding states. It is one of the most active pediatric heart and lung transplant programs in the country and has an ACHD program that has greater than 2000 clinic visits each year. The chosen candidate will receive an academic appointment commensurate with experience through the Washington University School of Medicine, will be active both at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Barnes-Jewish Hospital, and will have access to extensive research resources of the University as well as the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery under the leadership of Dr. Ralph Damiano.Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  Minority and female applicant are encouraged to apply.Interested candidates should contact Dr. Pirooz Eghtesady, Chief, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, eghtesadyp@wudosis.wustl.edu Campus Box 8234, St Louis Children’s Hospital, One Children’s Place, Suite 5S50, St. Louis, MO 63110-1013.

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